|Preferred IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
|E number||E161i (colours)|
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||456.714 g·mol−1|
|Appearance||Deep violet crystals|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Citranaxanthin is a carotenoid pigment used as a food additive under the E number E161i as a food coloring. There are natural sources of citranaxanthin, but it is generally prepared synthetically. It is used as an animal feed additive to impart a yellow color to chicken fat and egg yolks.